Doraleh Port starts dry bulk service


Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP) and SDTV Bulk Terminal will begin serving dry bulk importers.
The newly built and ultra-modern Doraleh Multipurpose Port and SDTV Dry Bulk Terminal, an experienced private concessionaire with a concession agreement of 30 years, with 18 years remaining, are offering their expertise and infrastructure to uphold Djibouti Ports’ competitiveness towards the growing competitiveness of regional ports.
Both terminals (DMP and SDTV) are handling dry bulk cargos and recording increasing volumes at an unparalleled performance level in the region. This upward trend is meant to further increase in the upcoming years.
A total volume of 3, 371, 196.38 tons of dry bulk cargo, has been handled by the two ports since January to date. This represents an increase of 7% compared to the same period last year and a 44% increase compared to 2017. This steady growth will continue with an estimated total volume expected to reach 3.7 million tons at the end of this year.
Tadjourah Port, another new dedicated port with a depth of -14.5 meters, will offer a third viable option for dry bulk importers and exporters. With the connecting road completed, this new facility is well positioned to serve hinterland and could accommodate vessel of up to 80,000 DWT.
To achieve higher performances and seamless movement of cargo transiting to the hinterland, these ports will target excellence through the advantage of a positive, fair and free competition, in order to serve the country’s vision to consolidate its geostrategic location.